Saturday, August 13, 2016

Fingers on the Scale

   In the past week Bill Clinton spoke to a group of Asian journalists meeting in Las Vegas and Hillary Clinton last week got a gushing welcome when speaking of associations of African American and Latino journalists.
     This kind of identity journalism is more of what is wrong in media. What are the agendas and ability to be objective in reporters who define their craft by the color of their skin ?
      Many involved in these groups work for major outlets.
       We need journalists and not an amen corner for one candidate or party.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I disagree with you and think that the bigger problem is the main stream news that targets America as a whole, with left wing biase. It seems more natural for reporters to lean democrat when their target audience are people with a lineage from a communist dictator country. The audience is hearing what they are accustomed to hearing.

Anonymous said...

Jeff, what makes you think that viewers and/or readers are any less aware of journalists trying to sway their audience towards a candidate than you are? I'm not at all a Trump supporter, but can tell you that I watched a panel interview by Don Lemon
on CNN that left me wondering why he wasn't fired. He "interviewed" an ex-Secret Service agent and didn't let him get a word in. The SS agent said the perceived threat against Clinton wouldn't be something they would take as a serious threat and Lemon had the audacity to tell him he didn't know what he was talking about. The ex agent replied "Don, you don't know what you're talking about, you're just a TV guy!" Best response of the night. This guy had spent years in SS, Lemon was way out of line.

When did every journalist get the notion they are no longer reporters and moderators, but subject matter experts on every subject? They pontificate so much that the subject in question is lost to their opinion only. That turns me off immediately. As much as celebrity opinions.

Anonymous said...

cry us a river you babies. waah waah waah. trump loses cause hes an idiot...

Anonymous said...

Oh, cry me a river Jeff!

Anonymous said...

11:36, you must be getting a check for your limitations. Does it come with free health insurance as well? What grade were you in when you dropped out?